On September 18, an event was held to celebrate the first anniversary of the Cook Library Scholars Program. The 31 young scholars in grades K-8 worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood. “Portrait of a Community” includes a video documentary and archive materials collected by Cook Library Scholars. Melanie Shell-Weiss, director of Grand Valley’s Kutsche Office of Local History, facilitated the project with Cook Library Center staff members.
On August 15, Brooks College faculty and staff attended the annual KOAGY (kick-off a great year!) event.
On April 2, eight Brooks College students received the Brooks Professional Series Certificate.
On March 25, Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir visited the GVSU Allendale Campus as part of the Community Reading Project.
On Saturday, April 26 the Brooks College Dean’s Office hosted a reception for our graduates and their guests.
On Friday, January 17 Brooks College hosted the annual Big Reunion to Reenergize and Reconnect (BRRR) event at the Alumni House.
On Saturday, December 7 the Brooks College Dean's Office hosted a breakfast reception for our graduates and their guests.
Kick Off A Great Year! August 16, 2013
The first in a series of professional events designed for students in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies drew more than 80 people, some from Traverse City, Muskegon and Holland. The kick-off event was held September 7 in the Kirkhof Center. The Career Center gave a presentation; other round table discussions, some led by alumni, focused on mentoring, research and graduate school.
This event was an opportunity for Brooks College students and alumni to connect with employers and professionals from West Michigan. Students had the opportunity to network, learn about different opportunities, and present themselves to individuals from a variety of industries in the area.